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    r2020
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    The hugely popular bike hire system (16 million journeys/year) is more than doubling prices for next year from around 45 to 95 creating at the same time new 10,50,100 uses passes.

    considering the London system is also running at a loss, will we see £100 fees anytime soon?

    http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/barcelona/20121010/54352854316/el-ayuntamiento-justifica-subir-el-bicing-para-acabar-con-la-perversion-de-su-coste-publico.html (in spanish)

    #85638

    radii8
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    If we do, I will probably opt out. I’ve got my own bike. If I did opt out, it’s unlikely I’d use it for ad hoc journeys. It’s great for the fun element, but it’s not a reliable alternative to public transport.

    I don’t use it much now I’ve got my own bike so, currently, they’re making money out of me (like the proverbial gym membership…)

    #85639

    martinc
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    There is no suggestion that prices will increase any time soon. If they did, I doubt they’d more than double. Boris bikes are superb value compared to any other mode of transport – annual membership costs you the equivalent of just over 20 single journeys on the tube. I think the low cost is why so many people are using the bikes.

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